This weeks featured Made by Mom company is For Keeps Sake Designs and I get to learn about the company right along with you.
Name of company and what you sell: For Keeps Sake Designs. We provide a unique service called “My First Yearbook” it was created for parents who don’t have time, patience, creativity, etc. to keep up with baby’s first year memory book. We send out a simple form once a week on Fridays for parents to fill out while baby’s milestones, special outings etc. are still fresh in their memory. They can even upload pictures right on the form. After baby’s 1st birthday we send them a 40 page professionally printed memory book. Pages are designed by me. The hardback cover is designed and handmade by me with custom organic fabric, each print is unique and is never ever duplicated on any book, and a ribbon is attached to keep the book closed. There are envelopes for keepsake storage, and we also keep everything on file and offer accident protection. No more forgotten stories, empty pages, or scribbled out words!
We also have a small online boutique with unique baby items.
How did you come up with your product idea? I never had a completed baby book and as a child I remember thinking my mom didn’t really care about preserving those memories. But when I became a mom I realized you don’t have the time, or you just forget. My kids don’t have baby books, which I regret, I don’t want any family to miss out on such an important keepsake!
What is you favorite thing about being a mom entrepreneur? The flexibility to stay home with my kids, and to do something I am passionate about!
What is the toughest part of being a mom entrepreneur? Getting your name out there is challenging. But you can’t give up! If you don’t believe in yourself, no one will
Anything else you want people to know about your product/company? 10% is donated to First Candle SIDS Alliance or the Trisomy 18 Foundation. Our only son became an angel on June 8th 2007 at exactly 4 months old due to SIDS so we are passionate about ending infant death. He is our inspiration for this business! We offer a tip of the week with each email on keeping your baby safe (ex. making sure baby sleeps on their back, and keeping plush items out of baby’s crib)
For Keeps Sakes Designs would like to offer one lucky Thrifty & Chic Mom reader an item of their choice from the For Keeps Sakes Designs online boutique. To enter tell me what item you love from the online store. For extra entries fan them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter (max of 3 entries each) Giveaway ends at 12 midnight EST 3/6, open to US residents only.